Friday, April 30, 2010
And back behind the clouds, I do like the shape of these lovely arching branches against the blandness of the fence. Such a fresh green after the dull greens of summer.......
Because the sun is going in and out of the clouds, when it comes out it is so sharp, hence the squinting, of course the fact I am uncomfortable having my photo taken......
Sunday, April 25, 2010
My dad is the middle one in the bottom row with the black curly hair. This would of been taken in the desert of El Amien, can you see the tent to the left this would of been where they slept and stored their belongings, must have been very hot, they are not wearing their uniforms.
In this photo you can see a bit more of their army camp. Looks like early morning shaving. My dad told me sometimes it was so hot that they slept outside the tent, until one morning he woke with a snake curled up on his belly, bet he would rather have woken to enemy gunfire than a snake on his belly. Like most people I wish I had asked him more about his time when he came home from the war, he had a wonderful sense of humour and I am guessing this and a wonderful extended family helped him settle back into civilian life, also it wasn't like the war ended and he was shipped home, he had gone home to NZ on medical leave after 3 years and refused to go back, he went AWOL and then served in the army in NZ in the Prison of War Camp guarding mostly Japanes POW's. I remember you dad and am so thankful you came home to become my wonderful dad. Love you always and forever. We will not forget!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday we had a torrential downpour, gutters just could not keep up. It was like standing behind a waterfall, luckily the chairs weren't out, they would have been drenched, can you see the water on the bricks a little lake going on there.
My friday foto was taken from the same spot the next day, rain all over. This is our meeting room, where we hash out ideas and plans, coffee breaks and even lunch is spent out here. After the rain the birds go crazy, they enjoy it as well. As the school holidays are on, I am on my own so its a good chance to catch up on some of the magazines for inspiration.This is some inspiration I found in an older Somerset Studio. Photo on the right is one photo and the same photo printed onto a transparency with the back painted with Titan Buff acrylic paint. Best to allow your transparency to dry completely, maybe a week, then paint fairly thickly on the back with Titan Buff, try not to paint over your painted area to much as it can drag your image. Looks like an old tin type photo, I am impressed, I can use this technique in my vintage journals.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Enjoy your weekend
Well there you have my first foto friday well the photo was taken on Friday in our studio at the rear of our shop, relatively clean for us! Damn when i look at the photo that is real clean...
Friday, April 2, 2010
Good news on Johns car, on the way back we had an appointment to see the Insurance assessors, they put up special posts to get everyone through as quick as possible. Johns car was assessed as repairable, it was borderline, there was only two door panels without hail damage and if they had also had damage it would have been written off. Its good news because he loves his car! Could be up to 6 months or more before it can be repaired but it is drivable so no biggie.
Hope you all have a peaceful Easter and stay safe on the roads. We are staying at home, too many hoons on the roads.